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United Way Awards $566,000 in Grants to Inland Empire Nonprofit Organizations

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Inland Empire United Way announces $566,000 in commitments to local nonprofit organizations working to meet basic needs and provide lasting impact in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability in the Inland Empire.

Grants ranging from $5,000 up to $25,000 will be provided to 45 local nonprofit organizations/programs, serving the Pomona Valley and the West End, East Valley, and High Desert areas of San Bernardino County over the coming 12 months. Among those receiving funding are a variety of programs assisting individuals and families in need throughout the Inland Empire, including after-school programs, counseling programs, food security programs, homeless shelters, college and career readiness programs, and financial security programs.

A vital part of IEUW’s mission is partnering with other local, results-oriented nonprofits that are committed to improving the lives and futures of low-income families and their children in our community.  Each year, a volunteer review team – comprised of local donors and community representatives – conducts a diligent review of programs to determine the best investment of United Way’s dollars.

“The Inland Empire United Way is devoted to partnering with organizations that not only have a clear and tangible plan to provide services to our community but also with those who work tirelessly to help build a better future for the residents and families of the Inland Empire,” said Dr Felita Jones, President & CEO. “We are immensely proud to support these organizations who everyday go above and beyond the call to ensure that every man, woman, and child has the best chance possible to experience the collective power of these organizations that are actively creating both new and endless possibilities for the I.E.”

Grants awarded fall under two categories: Safety Net Grants and Impact Grants. Organizations receiving a Safety Net Grant are those with programs that meet short-term, basic needs and provide an immediate impact for individuals and families in need. Impact Grants are awarded to organizations that are able to demonstrate measurable, long-term results that provide lasting impact in the Inland Empire.

IEUW Valley Region Community Impact Partner organizations (programs) awarded grants for the 2018-2019 fiscal year include: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire (Road to Success Program), Boys & Girls Club of Fontana (Great Futures Program), Boys & Girls Club of Greater Redlands-Riverside (Be Great: Graduate Program), Bright Prospect (Bright Prospect Program), Building a Generation (BOOST – School Achievement Program), Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (Pomona Housing Assistance Program), Child Advocates of San Bernardino County (Education Advocacy Program), Chino Valley Unified School District (EXCEL Program), Christian Counseling Service (Minding the Gap Program), Claremont Graduate University (RLP Peer Mentoring Program), Crafton Hills College Foundation (Increasing Student Opportunities Program), David & Margaret Youth and Family Services (Youth Workforce Training Program), Family Service Association of Redlands (Housing Assistance Program), Foothill Family Shelter (Stepping Stones Program), Hope Through Housing Foundation (After School & Beyond Program), House of Ruth, Inc. (Emergency Residential Shelter Program), Inland Housing Solutions (Infinite Horizons Program), Inland Valley Hope Partners (Family Stabilization Program), The Learning Centers at Fairplex (Career & Technical Education Center), Mercy House Living Centers (Ontario Access Center), Montclair Community Foundation (Montclair to College Program), Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (Pathways to Financial Security), Ontario-Montclair Schools Foundation (Promise Scholars), Pacific Lifeline (Women’s and Children’s Program), Parent Institute for Quality Education (Parent Engagement Program), Pomona Hope (Year Round with Pomona Hope), Project Sister Family Services (Mental Health Counseling Program), Samaritan Counseling Center (Outpatient Counseling Program), Shoes That Fit (The Southern California Shoe Program), Sowing Seeds for Life (Food Security Program), THINK Together (Expanded Learning Program), Uncommon Good (Connect to College/CAUSA), and VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California (Charitable Care Program).

IEUW Desert Communities Region Community Impact Partner organizations (programs) awarded grants for the 2018-2019 fiscal year include: Cedar House Life Change Center (Oasis House), Child Advocates of San Bernardino County (High Desert CASA Program), High Desert Homeless Services, Inc. (Shelter Family Day Care Program), High Desert Outreach Center (Food Distribution Program), High Desert Second Chance (High Desert Food Collaborative), Lord’s Table Ministry (Hot Meal Program), Moses House Ministries (Case Management Program), St. John of God Health Care Services (Samaritan’s Helping Hand Program), THINK Together (Expanded Learning Program), Victor Valley Community Services Council (Senior & Disabled Transportation Program), Victor Valley Domestic Violence, Inc. (A Better Way Program), and VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California (Charitable Care Program).

Inland Empire United Way is committed to improving the lives and futures of children and families in need by investing in Education, Health, and Financial Stability. We are proud that contributions given local, stay local and an impressive 88% of every dollar is invested in direct program activities.  By partnering with a network of local nonprofit organizations, United Way delivers critical services to our community, connects individuals in crisis with needed resources through 2-1-1, and increases the power of local charities by providing dedicated

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